Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra performs a free concert at Finney Chapel at Oberlin College on Wednesday, April 25at 7:30 p.m. and at Severance Hall( in which tickets can be purchased) on Sunday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m.
In third Youth Orchestra program of the season, Music Director James Feddeck conducts works including Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5
2012 Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition winner James Thompson is soloist in the Dvořák Violin Concerto
The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, now in its 26th season, performs its third Severance Hall concert of the 2011-12 season on Sunday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. James Feddeck, music director of the Youth Orchestra, will begin the concert with Richard Wagner’s “Prelude and Love-Death” from Tristan and Isolde, followed by Antonín Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in A minor, Opus 53, with James Thompson as soloist. After intermission, the program concludes with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Opus 47.
Violinist James Thompson, a senior at Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, has been a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO) since 2005. He is currently concertmaster of COYO and previously served as principal second violin of the orchestra.
In 2009, he performed as soloist with the Youth Orchestra on tour in the Boston area. Recently, James has appeared as a soloist with the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops (as the 2010 winner of their Jean L. Petitt Memorial Music Scholarship), and the Cleveland Philharmonic.
He also has appeared with the Suburban Symphony Orchestra, Lakeland Symphony Orchestra, and the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, all as a result of winning young artist competitions with these groups. James also enjoys composing music, and last fall was commissioned to write curtain music for dramas performed at Tri-C and Saint Ignatius High School. James studies with Paul Kantor, conservatory faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
FREE PRELUDE CONCERT AT SEVERANCE HALL
Chamber music ensembles from the Youth Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Allegro commodo (movement 1) from Duo No. 1 in C major for Violin and Cello, WoO 27; Brahms’s Scherzo (movement 2) from Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Opus 8; Emma Lou Diemer’s Music for Woodwind Quartet; Dvořák’s Allegro con fuoco, piu mosso (movement 1) from String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Opus 77; and Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic’s Meccanico (movement 1) from Trio per Uno for Percussion Trio at a Prelude Concert in Reinberger Chamber Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. Each ensemble has been coached by a member of The Cleveland Orchestra. The Prelude program is free to concert ticketholders.
Each of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra’s concerts this season is to be broadcast on later dates by WCLV 104.9 FM. The May 6 concert is scheduled to be broadcast at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, 2012, and 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2012.
Severance Restaurant is open for dining service two hours prior to each Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra concert. Reservations are strongly recommended. For Severance Restaurant reservations, call 216-231-7373 anytime or visit www.clevelandorchestra.com/visit/severance-dining.aspx.
The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra is part of The Cleveland Orchestra’s initiative to engage the community in transformational musical experiences and to foster a love of music and a lifetime of participation in the musical arts. For more information, please contact the Orchestra’s Department of Education & Community Programs at (216) 231-7355, or visit clevelandorchestra.com.
The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra is supported by grants from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and Surdna Foundation, and by gifts from many other generous donors. Endowment support is provided by The George Gund Foundation, the Estate of Jules and Ruth Vinney, and Christine Gitlin Miles.
TICKET AND PARKING INFORMATION FOR SEVERANCE HALL
TICKET PRICES: $12 (reserved seating); Box seats: $20 (limited availability)
The Severance Hall Ticket Office is located in the Smith Lobby. The entrance and 15-minute Ticket Service parking are along East Boulevard. The Ticket Office is open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday-Friday, and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The office is closed Sundays and holidays, except for those days with performances, when it opens 3 hours before concert start time.
Group Sales (groups of 10 or more): Call the Cleveland Orchestra Group Sales Office at Severance Hall at 216-231-7493 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
For information about parking for Severance Hall concerts, click here.
Venue information: Severance Hall, which opened in 1931 as the home of The Cleveland Orchestra, is located at 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
For more information on the Finney Chapel performance at Oberlin College call 216-231-7352 or visit www.clevelandorchestrayouthorchestra.com.